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I was down in the Rochester area yesterday for some more photos of the system. The 1995 Gillig Phantoms are gone, so the fleet is now 100% Gillig Low Floor. The system is still basically branded as Rochester City Lines, although RCL only operates the system and doesn't actually own the buses. (Note, I'm referring to the local bus system and not the commuter system) Some photos of the Gilligs, unfortunately it was cloudy while I was there so the quality isn't the best: The new downtown transfer center shelters: There may be some changes on the way for the system. Last year the FTA notified Rochester that because they're receiving federal funding they need to put their transit service operations out to bid, instead of simply contracting exclusively with RCL. RCL filed a lawsuit to stop the city from issuing an RFP for transit operations, however the lawsuit was dismissed. Rochester Post-Bulletin: Who owns Rochester Bus Service? Rochester Post-Bulletin: Judge Declines to stop Rochester Bus Bidding Process Rochester Post-Bulletin: Judge: City bus Bidding Process may Proceed Whether RCL will win the contract or not is unknown. I'm guessing that if another operator, i.e. First or MV, wins the contract instead, then some re-branding will be in order for the local bus system. Schedule books, bus livery, and most of the bus stop signs have "Rochester City Lines" as the system. Since that is a private company name and logo however, I doubt they can continue to use it as a system name, if another contractor takes over. Rochester City Lines also operates commuter service to surrounding areas, a few coaches are left parked in the downtown area during the day: